IMPORTANT UPDATES
District Provides Update on Operation During COVID-19
The DeSoto Independent School District has implemented Anytime, Anywhere Learning, distributed a significant number of meals and technology devices to students and passed a resolution to pay its employees during school closures.
Board Considers Mental Health Days for Employees
Investing in a mentally healthy workforce is good for people and also good for business which is why DeSoto Independent School District plans to adjust leave policies to consider the addition of mental health leave as an added benefit for employees starting in the 2020-2021 academic school year. After review of the local policy and other district comparisons, the DeISD Board of Trustees discussed the expansion of the policy to include one additional local leave day, two mental health days, and bereavement days.
Tech Expansion Critical to DeSoto ISD
While Anytime, Anywhere Learning relies heavily on the use of digital platforms, the district understands the many hardships that the mandated closure of schools in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic has created for families and staff members in adjusting to the nuances of remote learning. As the district developed its plan to provide a continuation of learning and instruction, leaders also understood the importance of helping to close the digital divide for students and families. 
Town Hall to Focus on Mental Health and Wellness
The April 21, 2020, installment of the DeSoto ISD Town Hall Tuesdays at Noon series, a new weekly, mid-day virtual dialogue set to take place every Tuesday in April, will focus on physical and emotional wellness during the CoVid-19 public health crisis. This health and wellness dialogue will include insights from medical experts in the DeSoto Community.
DeSoto ISD Thanks Methodist Charlton Hospital
DeSoto ISD salutes all those on the front lines who are working through these trying times. Our partners at Methodist Charlton Medical Center who have been there for us on so many levels with support and consideration are very much on our minds and in our thoughts. DeSoto High School Health Science students have a special message just for you!
Help us Develop a Profile for the Next DHS Basketball Coach
As we acknowledge and recognize the successful foundation of the DHS Boys Basketball program under the leadership of Coach Chris Dyer and prepare to celebrate his legacy and impact as he enters retirement. We ask that our community assist us in developing a profile for his successor. Take this brief survey to help us develop a profile for the next Head Boys Basketball Coach at DeSoto High School.

Help Us Make Anytime, Anywhere Learning Great
We understand that our families may have questions and concerns as a result of the district’s transition to remote education through Anytime, Anywhere Learning. Because we want this experience to be the best that it can possibly be for our students and families, we would like your feedback regarding your experiences to date  via this brief survey.